UCSB Alumnus and Economics Faculty Quoted in New York Times Article on Economic Inequality

A UCSB Economics alumnus and two professors were quoted in a New York Times piece on racial and economic inequality.

December 25, 2020

A UCSB alumnus and two professors were quoted in a New York Times article this past week.

The article consulted Matthew Wibbenmeyer, a former Economics PhD candidate, on neighborhoods that were more likely to get help after being stricken by wildfire.

Wibbenmeyer drew upon a paper he wrote with Economics Professor Andrew Plantinga and Environmental Politics Professor Sarah Anderson, which gave insight on the efforts taken by federal agencies in the aftermath of a fire. 

The paper, "Inequality in Agency Responsiveness: Evidence from Salient Wildfire Events," can be accessed on the Resources for the Future website.